When Dad’s at Sea ‒ Mindy L. Pelton

when dads at sea
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  • Age Range: 6 to 9 years
  • Grade Level: Grade 1 ‒ 4
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company; 1 Reprint edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807563404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807563403


EXCERPT from goodreads.com:

Emily’s dad is in the military and sometimes he has to leave for months at a time. Emily knows her dad’s job is important, but she doesn’t want him to leave. Written by the wife of a Navy pilot, this realistic story is complemented by Steele’s stunning paintings. Full color.


Rationale for Inclusion: In keeping with our theme of providing children with books that can be used as mirrors into some of the hardships that they have to contend with, this book offers a detailed account of some of the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and lifestyle changes that children may be experiencing when a parent leaves for months at a time to serve in the military overseas. In light of the global conflicts taking place in our world today, I felt that it would be important to include a book that dealt with this unfortunate reality that an increasing number of children are faced with.



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